Chapter 30: The Search
Victoria. She's still out there in my realm and no one can find her. Sometimes we would find trails but they lead us into dead ends and circles.
Alice is constantly watching the future, the Council has agents all around the world on the look out.
Finally, after three weeks no one could take the suspense of waiting for Victoria to be found or worse being attacked again. Someone, made a spell that finds vampires.
We got a call that night saying they found her hiding in the Cythian Caves in Oxin, one thousand miles away from Ravenwood.
Yolanda and John went to Oxin and Crystal made sure to tell me and the Cullens everything that was going on.
"Bella, follow me to the Ravenwood's Law and Justice building we're going to have another trial with the Volturi."
"Again? After he declared war?" I asked. She nodded, "We have to make peace with them if things don't go well we'll just erase their memory and make sure we don't invite them again."
I nodded, and followed her outside and to the tall building. Matilda greeted us as we walked down the hallway and opened the door. It looked different, this time it was a large cold room with gray cement walls and floor.
Victoria cage didn't change, it was still the same. She bared her teeth at me and snarled viciously. I looked away, and walked over to the Council: Zach, Meredith, Ariel, Kallias, and Ambrosia.
"Hello Isabella, glad that you can make it," Ariel greeted me. Ariel smiled at me, she was always kind towards me and voted that I wouldn't lose my memory.
I smiled at her, "I'm glad to be here." Glad. I wasn't really sure. I was more nervous, I don't know how this meeting will end. Aro was very angry the last time, angry enough to declare war even though we were safe because we lived in a diffrent realm one they couldn't enter, Victoria still managed to cause a different war.
Crystal reassured me that they had a backup plan but I just wasn't sure if it'll work. The doors opened, "Hello, Aro thank you for coming," Ambrosia greeted.
If anyone in the Council held any distaste or fear of Aro they hid it well. "Hello," he murmured. He was staring at Victoria, who was improsoned in the cage. "Vampire again? And in a cage once more?" Aro asked, "Tsk, tsk have you not caused chaos we don't free you for nothing sweetheart."
I froze, "You freed her so she could kill us?" I asked. "Well, I needed someone here in case we couldn't get in, but it didn't work," Aro pursed his lips, displeased.
Ariel gasped and looked towards Zach who looked as if he was slapped in the face and Kallias was shaking with anger as Ambrosia stared horrfied and looked towards her brother for support.
Zach recovered from his shock and soon he was angry too, "I have you know Aro that she caused a war here and many people died by being burned alive, this young sorceress and vampire stopped her before anything could get worse."
"So, it wasn't a complete failure? Interesting."
"We invited you here in hopes that we'd be able to make a treaty, but it seems the only thing left to do is to rid of you from us."
"Don't act so offended! It was by your orders that she turned into a zombie! You asked for this, trying to take my throne!"
Zach, stared coldly at Aro. "You do not care what happens to vampires just yourself, the only one here who wants power is you, we posed as a threat to you because we are so much more powerful than you, as if being King of the Undead wasn't enough you wanted a whole realm for yourself!"
"Aro, don't you thnk if we wanted to take your throne we would have easily done so by now?"
Aro eyes narrowed, "I don't know, maybe you were waiting for the right moment."
"That's exactly you don't know," Zach told him.
Crystal stepped in and handed me ear plugs and quickly put hers on, I didn't say anything just put them on. I saw all five Council members chanting the spell, so I knew that Aro would be losing his memory soon.
Aro vanished, to Volterra I assumed. Victoria's cage fell into the floor, I saw a giant consume her and my eyes widened. I realizied that Zach was speaking to me and took out the ear plugs.
"We don't usually do this, but Victoria was a rare case and we couldn't let her cause any more torment." I nodded, and left the building quietly.
"How was the meeting?" Edward asked. "Aro lost his memory and Victoria was sent to the fire pit and we should never hear from them again."
Edward didn't ask for details, he seemed glad that Victoria was gone and that nothing bad happened to me.
"Bella, I've been thinking...." I looked up at him, "Yes?" "I like it here, and I know Alice does, Jasper will do anything to keep her happy an dis fascinated with the history here, and Emmet loves the woods, and Carlisle is interested in metholas and medicines and this was where you were born where all your friends are and-"
"I understand Edward, we can stay."
He grinned, and I heard someone yell 'Yes.'
"Edward, you're forgetting something!" Alice called, in a sing-song voice.
"There's more?" I asked. Edward grinned, nervously at me and began to get down on one knee my eyes popped. "Edward, what are you doing?"
He reached into his pocket, and pulled out a dark blue velvet box.
He opened it, and in it was a beatiful ring that sparkled and shined, it was beautiful and breathtaking. "This used to be my Mother's, it was her wedding ring and now I'm giving it to you, Isabella Marie Swan will you marry me?"
"No way," I said, in disbelief. "Excuse me?"he asked, pain in his eyes and rejection. "No, no not that way, I love you Edward I really do I just can't believe it."
"You really want to marry me?" I asked. He nodded, "I love you and I can't picture myself with anyone else and I can't see myself anywhere at anytime without you."
"So, you're going to change me into a vampire?" I asked.
He sighed, and still holding out the ring my eyes flickered towards it imagining it on my finger...
"Yes." "Yes?" I asked, happily. He nodded, I hugged him, and kissed him everywhere on his face, "I love you, I love you, I love you," I chanted.
"So, you will marry me now?" he asked, laughing.
I nodded, "Yes, I will marry you."
I began kissing him again, "Wait Bella, let me put the ring on your finger." I waited, as he slipped the ring on my finger, it felt wonderful there and I knew I wouldn't be able to take it off.
Before I could kiss him again, the door opened as I heard squealing and other exclaimations as I was attacked by hugs.
"She said yes! Now when Eddie turns you into a vampire, we can have wrestling matches all the time!"
"Bella, I'm so happy for you and Edward," Esme told me. "Bella! I'll make your wedding look fabulous!"
"Alice, no do not go overboard!"
She pouted. "I don't want you spending too much money."
"Fine," she agreed.
I forced myself to take deep breaths as I walked down the aisle, it's just a wedding, it's just your wedding! You're going to marry the most wonderful man in the world whom you love for all eternity and if you trip once you'll blush and Alice will kill you if you somehow knock the vase of flowers three feet away on your right.
I took a deep breath. Jasper calmed me down, I smiled gratefully at him and finally after what seemed like years made my way to Edward.
I looked into his golden eyes, thinking about everything we've been through, how he has calmed me and made me feel so happy and complete and held me in his arms as I cried never complaining.
"You now may kiss the bride...." I heard cheers, but I could only think of him and his lips on mine.
We pulled away, smiling at each other.
So, this is it. My happily ever after, we'll go on our honeymoon (which he hasn't revealed the location of) then he'll change me into a vampire, and we'll be together forever surrounded by the ones we love.
I can't believe it's happening, everything feels so perfect.
"What are you thinking?" he asked. "How happy I am right now," I answered honestly. He grinned even wider, I didn't know that was possible.
"What were you thinking?" I asked.
"How lucky I am to be married to someone as wonderful, beautiful, smart and selfless as you."
I smiled. "I'm not that great." "Yes, you are."
"Bella it's picture time."
I searched for my spellbook, instead I came across a photo album. Not just any photo album, but Edward and I's wedding album.
"Oh, look Edward it's our wedding album!"
"You looked so beatiful."
We went through the endless pictures of our wedding day, "Bella we have to pick up Nessie from school."
"Ok, let's go."
We got in the car and drove to her school, "Hi, Mom Hi, Dad," she greeted, her bronze curls bouncing up and down with ever movement she made, "How was school?" I asked.
"Great, our teacher Mrs. Jenkins brought a agent from the Council!" "What was her name?" I asked, curiously. "Haley, Haley Dogerman."
I smiled, "I know her, we're great friends." "You do! How come I've never met her?" she asked. "You have, when you were a baby but she couldn't stay long she had to go on a mission."
"Really?" she asked. I nodded. "Wow."
We parked the car, and went inside. "Mom, did you find the spellbook you were going to lend me?" Nessie asked. I opened my mouth to say no, but Edward came from behind me and said, "Of course, here it is sweetheart."
"Thank you! I'm going to go to my room and do homework!"
"Don't forget to put-"
"Dragon ears with the fairy dust, I know Mom!" I grinned, "She's really great at potions isn't she?"
"Yes she is."
"Bella, I got Nessie the most adorable dress she could wear! The salesclerk that it will not stain!"
I smiled. "That's great."
Alice sprinted upstairs with the shopping bags, "Stain proof, yesterday she bought her a pair of pants that will change size as she grows."
"Bella! I also bought you some clothes!"
My eyes widened, "Edward, hide me." He chuckled. "She'll find you, you know that right?" I groaned.
"Bella!" "I'm coming!"
"These clothes are made for me!" Alice posed. "Literally," she added, On the tag, it said A.C. "Alice that doesn't prove anything, just because it has your initials.." I began.
"I did my research, they said all their clothes is made specifcally for me."
I sighed. After, Alice made me wear all the clothes she bought for me I jumped onto my bed and cuddled into Edward's side. "Forever with Alice can be tiring, isn't?"
I nodded. "I'm just glad your here, I don't how I'll make it without you."
He kissed my head, "I love you."
"I love you too, forever."
"Forever, and ever."
Sorry, it may not be the greatest ending, but at least Victoria is dead! Muwhahahha!